So one of the things I am really struggling with right now is social media. I have sort of a love/hate relationship with it. One one hand, I have made so many wonderful friends and contacts through social media. I mean my arts ministry probably would not have gained nearly what it has were it not for all the things I have been able to share on social media. When I think of how hard it was to get the word out at the start of my art career compared to now, it’s unbelievable. A keystrokes and clicks and I can send a message to the world or at least the people who want to hear from me.
Of course the downside is everyone can send a message to the world with a few keystrokes and clicks. Not that I would want to deprive anyone of their free speech, but I used to teach my sons that they don’t have to say everything they think. That lesson seems to be lost on social media. We may also want to check in on what this really smart guy once said, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” By the way, that was God. This has been exacerbated ten fold since the U.S. presidential election. Man it is getting ugly out there.
But here’s the thing, to quote a semi-famous internet person, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” or at least I don’t. I cast my vote and the choice was made. At this point I have two choices. I can either allow myself to be distracted from my calling to lament a bunch of stuff I can do nothing about or I can buckle down and do the things I was called and created to do. I choose the latter because at the end of the day, God has this world under control. Leaders rise and fall. We always assume that the leader we get are there to make us happy and comfortable. Sometimes we get leaders because we are being judged by a loving God who wants to turn us around. God is sovereign and He commanded us to pray for our leaders. I am not called to politics (thank God), I am called to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am not called to get one man out of Washington. I am called to share the message that keeps people out of hell and that, my friends, is a full time job. I’m too busy for politics.
If you’re called to politics, run for office. If you’re called to something else, don’t get distracted. Do the work you are called to do, the best you can, to the glory of God. You have very little control of what happens in the White House and a whole lot of control over what happens in your house.
Be the best you you can be. Help all the people you can. Do the best work you can do and trust God. He will never steer you wrong.